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Where EU law requires an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of a proposed development project to be undertaken, that assessment will often consider the potential effects of the proposed development project upon protected habitats and species. However, the EU Habitats Directive imposes a separate legislative regime which is particularly concerned to avoid adverse effects on protected habitats and species. This Practice Note explores the way in which the EIA and the habitats legislative schemes interact and the differences between the relevant provisions.
See also Practice Notes:
Environmental impact assessments—key points
Environmental impact assessment—screening and scoping
Preparing an environmental statement
Procedural requirements for environmental statements and decisions on EIA applications
Directive 2014/52/EU on environmental impact assessment
Appropriate assessment under the Habitats Directive
Implementation of the Habitats Directive in England and Wales
Derogations under the Habitats Directive
EU Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (OJ L 26/1) (the EU EIA Directive), as it continues to apply in the EU
amended by EU Directive 2014/52/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 amending EU Directive 2011/92/EU on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (OJ L 124/1) (the 2014
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